Ask For What You Want: The Dos And Don’ts Of Negotiating A Better Salary
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Women tend to be more indirect than men. Where a man might say, “I want more money,” a women might say, “I have a lot of expenses.” To get what you want speak up and be clear about what you need. Implying what you want allows your potential employer to ignore the underlying message. Instead of giving the employer an out, be explicit with your requirements and keep everything out in the open. Avoiding direct conversations only reveals your lack of confidence and let’s the employer know you don’t really believe you deserve what you’re asking for.